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Dr. Randall J. Webb, '65, 


Northwestern State University 

Dear Alumni; 



alma mater. Achievements by Northwestern s faculty, staff, students and 
alumni have continued to bring positive statewide and national attention 
to the university. These achievements, many of which you can read more about in this issue of 
the Alumni Columns, make all of us who are associated with Northwestern proud. 

We are confident that the upcoming year will also yield many positive achievements even 
though it will be a challenging year for us. 

New admissions standards will go into effect this fall. These new standards will impact 
enrollment, as many students who would previously have enrolled at Northwestern will have to 
begin their college career at a community college. 

Our staff in the Office of Enrollment Ser\ ices has been working for the past several years to 
inform students about the new standards. They have also strengthened their efforts to seek out 
students who can be admitted to the university. 

Northwestern has expanded its student recruiting into east Texas. This initiative has shown 
good results so far as the numbers of students from outside the state has gone up dramatically. 

The university has also worked closely with Louisiana's community and technical colleges 
by informing administrators, faculty and students at those institutions about the opportunities 
available at Northwestern. Late last year. Northwestern and Bossier Parish Community College 
signed an agreement to allow students to take classes through BPCC on NSU's Natchitoches 
campus. The agreement will take effect this fall. 

In addition, the university has received a five-year, $1,810,000 Title III grant from the U.S. 
Department of Education. The grant will be used to develop innovative academic programs and 
services that will benefit new populations of students. NSU will also use the grant to support 
those innovations through faculty excellence in instructional design and technology training. 

As you can see. Northwestern is a very busy place. Your continued support is v ital as the 
university continues to strive for excellence in the years to come. 

Dr. Chris Maggio, '85, '91 
Director Alumni and Development 

Dear Alumni and Friends. 

A few weeks ago. I had the privilege to meet with a group of 
alumni who gathered on campus to celebrate their Golden Jubilee 
reunion. These 1955 graduates brought with them stories and memories 

about their days at Northwestern. They spent two days catching up. renewing old friendships and 
discovering how Northwestern has changed but how the same school spirit remains. It was a joy to 
see that their enthusiasm for their alma mater hasn't waned over the years. Every year when 1 
watch a commencement class walking one by one across the stage to receive their diplomas. I look 
forward to learning about those graduates" personal and professional accomplishments as their 
futures unfold. 

We are w orking harder than ever to strengthen the network among Northwestern alumni. 
NSU graduates can be found literally from coast to coast and we are expanded our alumni 
functions to include receptions and activ ities in Los Angeles. New York and Washington. D.C.. as 
well as the closer metropolitan areas surrounding Houston and Dallas. We are also fortunate to 
have tremendous support among alumni closer to home, throughout Louisiana and east Texas. 
There is a real camaraderie among our Demons, no matter how far from home they go. 

As always, our alumni are unfailingly supportive of our athletic teams. This year, the Alumni 
Association and the Athletic Association have put together a package for anyone interested in 
accompanying the men's basketball team to the Outriggers Rainbow Classic at the University of 
Hawaii in Honolulu. Dec. 20-23. This trip will be a true excursion to paradise, with Demon 
basketball thrown in. What could be better than that? 

Looking towards this fall, please mark your calendars for all home football games and be 
sure to join in alumni tailgating. We are planning activities surrounding some of our away games 
as well, and invite all Demon supporters to join us. The pinnacle of the fall is of course NSU's 
Homecoming, set for Oct. 15. It is always wonderful to see so many of our alumni return to 
Natchitoches for the reunions, receptions and other events surrounding NSU's Homecoming 
celebration. • 

We always welcome news about NSU graduates and achievements. Through Alumni 
Columns magazine, our monthly e-newsletter and receptions, we strive to keep all our alumni 
connected with all the happenings and events that surround Northwestern as it grows and serves 
each new generation. Thank you again for all of your support. 

Alumni Columns 

Official Publication of 

Northwestern State University 

Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Organized in 1884 

A member of CASE 

Volume XV Number 2 Summer 2005 

The Alumni Columns (USPS 0154801 is published 

4 times a year by Northwestern State University, 

Natchitoches, Louisiana, 71497-0002 

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President Jimmy Williams 

Winnfield, 1993 

Vice President Mike Sawrie 

Alexandria, 1972 

Secretary-Treasurer Jerry Brungart 

Natchitoches, 1969, 1971 

Executive Director. Dr. Chris Maggio 

Natchitoches, 1985, 1991 


Brandon Scott Andrews Baton Rouge, 1992 

Dane Broussard Houston,Texas, 1986 

Jerry Brungart Natchitoches, 1969. 1971 

Tommy Chester Arcadia, 1969 

Leonard Endris Shreveport, 1974, 1975 

Adrian Howard Arlington, Texas, 1989 

Gail Jones Natchez, 1981, 1998 

Matt Koury Leesville, 1995 

Bryant Lewis Haynesville, 1958 

Carroll Long Tyler, Texas. 1970 

David Morgan Austin, Texas, 1973 

Kip Patrick Shreveport, 1995 

K. Michael Sawrie Alexandria, 1972 

Dr. B.L. Shaw Shreveport, 1955, 1960 

Glenn Talbert Shreveport, 1964 

Rick Walmsley ..J Covington, 1985 

Ginger Wiggins Jackson, Miss., 1986 

J. Michael Wilburn Shreveport, 1975 

Jimmy Williams Winnfield, 1993 


Alan Seipert Winnsboro, Texas 

SGA President 

The Alumni Columns is published in 

spring, summer, fall and winter. 


Dr. Chris Maggio, 1985, 1991 


Jennifer Wilbanks Anderson, 1997 


Leah Pilcher Jackson, 1994 

David West 

Doug Ireland, 1986 

Darla Williford, 

Senior Journalism Major 


Gary Hardamon 


Beth McPherson Mann, 1975 

NSU Press Publications Office 

Northwestern State University is accredited by the Commis- 
sion on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and 
Schools ( 1866 Southern Lane. Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097: 
Telephone number 404-679-4501) to award Associate, Bac- 
calaureate. Master's, Specialist and Doctorate degrees. 

It is the policy of Northwestern State University of Louisi- 
ana not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, 
sex, national origin, age, or disability in its educational pro- 
grams, activities or employment practices. 

Alumni News 



Demons' sweep of football, men's basketball and 
baseball championships is historic in SLC ranks 

Capturing the Southland Conference baseball championship is nothing 
new for Northwestern State. The Demons have collected nine SLC titles in the 
last 15 seasons, including the 2005 crown. 

This year's triumph is particularly historic because it completes a never- 
before-accomplished sweep of the three highest-profile men's Southland 
Conference sports championships. 

Last fall. Northwestern won its first SLC football crown since 1998, and 
in March, the Demons claimed its first-ever SLC men's basketball title — the 
first conference championship in that sport in 3 1 years. 

Winning the mythical "Triple Crown" is a first in 41 years of Southland 
Conference sports history. 

"We're excited to have won our conference championship, said Demon 
baseball coach Mitch Gaspard. "Having the chance to complete this Triple 
Crown sweep for the first time in the 41 -year hi.story of our conference is 
something that I know we'll have pride in for years to come," he said. "I know 
first-hand how good the Southland Conference is every year in baseball. I'm 
in the stands watching football and basketball and the competition in those 
sports is incredibly tough from top to bottom." 

Gaspard said there's plenty of credit to go around for the milestone, but 
most should fall on the shoulders of the student-athletes on the playing field 
and on the strong back of Athletic Director Greg Burke. 

"The players win the championships. They are the ones working out on 
their own in the offseason, keeping their teammates focused and doing the 
right things," said Gaspard. "By and large, you don't see players on 
championship teams making too many bad choices competitively or away from 
the field. They handle their business well. 

"This is a big credit to everybody associated with Northwestern State. 
Greg Burke is the man who sets the tone for us. Nobody outworks him, nobody 
cares more, and that's something that our players, our recruits, our parents and 
everybody associated with our program sees day in and day out," said Gaspard. 

Burke, recently honored as one of the nation's outstanding athletics 
directors by the Ail-American Football Foundation, said there are lots of reasons 
NSU has won the first SLC Triple Crown. 

"This milestone is first a tribute to three outstanding coaches — (football's) 
Scott Stoker, (basketball's) Mike McConathy, and Mitch Gaspard — along 
with their coaching staffs and student-athletes. At the same time, so many others 
have been an integral part of this success story, including the other athletic 
department coaches and staff members who provide support in so many ways 
to these programs and to each other on an ongoing basis," said Burke. 

Another reason for Northwestern 's success is the unity that exists within 
the athletic department. 

"All of the coaches and student-athletes pull for each other. We want each 
program to be successful because winning gets to be contagious." said 
McConathy. "The coaches within the department are always willing to pitch in 
and help each other." 

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Alumni News 

The SMART Connection 

Alumni using talent and resources to recruit out-of-state students 

Alumni living outside Louisiana can tell 
potential students about Northwestern by 
getting involved with the SMART (Student 
Marketing and Recruiting Team) program. 
SMART volunteers share with prospective 
students information about Northwestern 
while providing the public with a positive 
image of the university. 

SMART volunteers learn how to work 
with school personnel and prospective 
students. They receive updates on activities 
that may be of interest to students and alumni 
and learn methods to discuss Northwestern 
with students and make effective 
presentations to help sell the university. 
Volunteers give potential NSU students 
information about out-of-state fee waivers, 
scholarships, admissions and enrollment, 
academic programs. Freshman Connection 
dates, extracurricular activities and campus 
activities and organizations. 

"SMART participants are ambassadors 
for the university," said Erin Drago. SMART 
program coordinator. "One on one 
interaction with prospective students is very 
effective in recruiting top-notch students to 
Northwestern. Alumni who can stand at a 
table and answer questions and share 
information about the university, as well as 
their own experiences at NSU, can make a 
tremendous impression on a student and his 
or her parents." 

SMART increases visibility in key areas 
and shapes the way the university is viewed 

by high-caliber students parents, opinion 
leaders and other colleges and universities. 
Team members assist NSU by serving as 
mentors to students and fellow alumni, 
contacting prospective students who have 
shown an interest in attending NSU or 
hosting a reception for academically talented 
students and their parents. 

Chris Barbo, a 2001 NSU graduate and 
SMART volunteer, lives in Frisco, Texas, a 
northern suburb of Dallas, and recruits 
potential students throughout Frisco, Piano 
and Dallas. He attends college fairs held by 
school districts answering questions about the 
university and about Natchitoches. Barbo 
said that between 1,000 and 2,000 potential 
students attend the fairs and of that number, 
an average of 500 will visit the NSU booth 
to fill out information cards and sign up for 
more information. 

"The program has been rewarding in 
several ways. It allows me to let potential 
students know that college really is an 
attainable goal for anyone. It also allows me 
to share the great academic and social 
experiences that I had at Northwestern State," 
Barbo said. "I believe that getting the word 
out about NSU helps it grow and become an 
even better place." 

"I want to make sure all of the interested 
alumni are informed about the college 
programs being held in their areas," Drago 
said. "Participation in the SMART program 
is so easy. I give them all the information. 

times, directions and send them all the 
information they need to set up an 
information table at a college fair. It only 
takes a couple of hours and helps NSU recruit 
high quality students from out of state." 

Drago will be working in Texas this year 
and can provide interested alumni with a 
Texas College Program Schedule to see 
which events they would like to attend. 
Drago will mail participants packets of 
information and materials with details about 
each event. 

SMART was inaugurated five years ago 
to reach out-of-state markets by involving 
alumni in recruiting. Since that time, dozens 
of alumni volunteers have helped foster a 
large increase in out-of-state admission 

"Our NSU alumni are a valuable and 
unique tool in helping with our recruiting 
plan. Their NSU experience allows them to 
be excellent recruiters," said Jana Lucky, 
director of University Recruiting. 

"I love telling students about 
Northwestern and Natchitoches, but I 
especially love working with alumni who 
want to give back to the university some of 
what our awesome school has given to them," 
Drago said. 

Anyone interested in the SMART 
program can contact Drago by e-mail at or by calling 1-800-327- 

2005 - 2006 Annual Fund Drive is Underway for the NSU Athletic Association 


ultimate goal of the athletic program at 
Northwestern State University is to provide 
an opportunity for student-athletes to earn a 
degree, enter their chosen career field and 
have a positive impact on the lives of those 
they associate with on a personal and 
professional level. That's the mission 
statement of Northwestern Athletics. 

The NSU Athletic Association needs the 
support of our alumni, fans, and friends! The 
2005-2006 Annual Fund Drive for the NSU 
Athletic Association to generate revenue for 
rising scholarship costs for its student- 
athletes is currently underway. Over the last 
five years scholarship cost alone for our 
student-athletes has risen more than 

"NSU Athletic Association dollars 
absolutely provide the edge for our student- 
athletes and coaches to be highly competitive 

at the Division I level (as evidenced by three 
Southland Conference Championships just 
this past year - football, men's basketball, 
and baseball). An average of over $100,000 
alone per year from unrestricted Athletic 
Association contributions has been dedicated 
to underwriting scholarship costs for student- 
athletes who, because the athletic department 
budget cannot fully cover the entire annual 
scholarship budget, would otherwise not have 
had the opportunity to attend NSU. That 
would immediately translate into a 
competitive disadvantage for all 14 sports," 
said Director of Athletics Greg Burke. 

"In addition. Athletic Association 
donations help in many other areas which are 
important to the annual function of the 
athletic program," added Burke. Some of 
these areas are facility improvements, books 
for the student-athletes, advertising/ 
billboards and radio broadcasts, just to 
mention a few. 

Support from the Natchitoches 
community and NSU Alumni has been 
tremendous over the years and NSU could 
not be competitive on the Division I level 
without this core group of support. With the 
recent announcement of the first ever NSU 
Capital Campaign we hope that as an 
alumnus, fan, or friend, you will consider 
making a gift to the NSU Athletic Association 
for the 2005-2006 Annual Fund Drive and 
make a difference in the lives of young adults 
who carry with them the tradition of 
Northwestern State University. If you desire 
more information concerning the benefits of 
joining the NSU Athletic Association please 
feel free to contact Charlie Vienne at (318) 
357-4295 or by e-mail at . 
You may mail your contribution to: NSU 
Athletic Association, Annual Fund Drive, 
Athletic Fieldhouse, Natchitoches, LA 

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Campus News 

New acting Provost and Vice President for 
academic affairs appointed 


orthwestem State University president Dr. 
Randall Webb has announced the 
appointment of Dr. Thomas Hanson as 
Acting Provost and Vice President for Academic 
Affairs effective immediately. The appointment is 
pending approval of the Board of Supervisors of the 
University of Louisiana System. 

A professor of mathematics and a member of 
the Northwestern faculty since 1990. Han.son served 
from 1996 to 2000 as Dean of Graduate Studies and 
Research. He is a member and former president and 
vice-president of the NSU Faculty Senate. 

Webb said Hanson "brings to the Provost and 
Vice-President of Academic Affairs position extensive knowledge and 
experience as an academician and administrator. He has been successful in 
both higher education and with large corporations in the private sector, and 
that background and expertise give him outstanding credentials and 
qualifications to serve in this position." 

The NSU president said Hanson's leadership on the Faculty Senate over 
the years "will also be beneficial to him and the university in his new role as 
Provost and Vice President. He recognizes the importance of cooperation and 
collaboration between the faculty and administration and will work to enhance 
and expand that alliance." 

Dr. Thomas Hanson 

In addition to serving as a professor in 
mathematics and computer information systems and 
as Dean of Graduate Studies and Research. Hanson 
has also been Director of Information Systems at 
NSU. In that position, he provided leadership in 
strategic planning and budgeting for all aspects of 
academic and administrative computer operations. 
He was also at the forefront of developing campus 
computer networks, databases and the use of 
technology in classrooms. 

Hanson, who holds bachelor's, master's and 
doctorate degrees from the University of Georgia, 
has been an assistant professor of mathematics at 
the University of Florida and was an adjunct lecturer 
in mathematics at the State University of New York 
in Binghamton. 

In the private sector, he was with IBM for 1 1 
years, advancing to the position of senior product 
representative, and was later vice-president of 
management information systems for Lustrelon. Inc. 

While completing work on his doctorate at the 
University of Georgia, he received a traineeship 
from NASA from 1965 until 1968. 

CIS students win fifth consecutive national championship 

Students from Northwestern State University 
captured two national titles at the Association of 
Information Technology Professionals National 
Collegiate Championship in Atlanta. 

Computer information systems students from 
NSU won their fifth consecutive national 
championship in systems analysis as the team of 
Tracy Leeper of Lufkin. Texas, and LaCarlos 
Williams of Monroe won first place. 

The team of Jeremy Wilmot of Zwolle and 
Chad Vicknair of Montz won first place in COBOL. 

Northwestern has won first place in various 
categories at the AITP National Collegiate 
Championship nine limes in five years. 

The team of Erin Ponville of Franklin and Chris 
Gregory of Natchitoches finished second in systems 
analysis while Adam Williams of Alexandria and 
Callista Salazar-Cobb of Campti was third. 

Leeper and Brandi Bourgoyne of Melville were 
fourth in database followed by the team of Janice 
Austin of Winnfield and Beth Anderson of 

Coordinator of computer information systems 
Dr. Jack Russell, who accompanied the 28 NSU 
students to Atlanta, received the "Goes the Extra 
Mile" Award from AITP. 

NSU's student chapter of AITP was named the 
Outstanding Student Chapter in the nation for the 
second consecutive year. 

Students from Northwestern State University captured two national titles at the Association of 
Information Technology Professionals National Collegiate Championship in Atlanta. Computer 
information systems students from NSU won their firth consecutive national championship in 
systems analysis. Northwestern has won first place in various categories at the AITP National 
Collegiate Championship nine times in five years. 

Shown at an awards ceremony in the College of Business were (front row from left): Faculty 
member Dr. Lissa Pollacia, students James Marsh, LaCarlos Williams, Tracy Leeper, Erin Ponville, 
Chad Vicknair, Janice Austin, Beth Anderson, Callista Salazar-Cobb, Adam Williams, and Yang 
Liu, back row (from left): faculty member Dr. Jack Russell, student Chris Greogry, and faculty 
member Barbara Russell. 


Dr. James Stamey, a 1995 graduate, is the Teaching 
Excellence Award recipient for the College of Sciences 
and Mathematics at Stephen F. Austin University. He 
is an assistant professor of mathematics and statistics. 

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Campus News 

Hays honored by Naval Academy 
for career achievement 

A charter member of Northwestern 
State University's Hall of 
Distinction, the Long Purple Line, 
was honored by the United States Naval 
Academy as a Distinguished Graduate 
Award recipient. Admiral Ronald J. Hays, 
USN (Ret.) graduated from the Naval 
Academy in 1950, having studied at 
Northwestern until he reached age 
eligibility for enrollment in the Academy. 

The 2005 Distinguished Graduate 
Award ceremony was held Friday, April 15, 
at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. 
The Distinguished Graduate Award 
recognizes graduates of the Naval 
Academy who have provided a lifetime of 
service to the nation or armed forces, have 
made significant distinguished 
contributions to the nation via their public 
service and have demonstrated a strong 
interest in supporting the Navy or Marine 
Corps and the United States Naval 
Academy. Hays is one of 23 recipients of 
the honor and joins three other outstanding 
Naval Academy alumni in this year's 
induction class, including H. Ross Perot. 

"I'm certainly very honored and 
humbled by this development," said Hays, 
who attended the ceremony in Annapolis 
with his wife, children and several 
members of his extended family, including 
his sister Pat Dennis of Natchitoches and 
her children. Hays was touched when his 
first skipper, a role model to the young 
Hays, also attended, as well as a friend 
living in Tokyo. 

"They're traveling that distance for a 
one-hour occasion," Hays said. 

Hays was flattered to be nominated for 
the award by the president of his class at 
the Academy and several other classmates. 
The group's SS"" reunion was held in 
Honolulu, Hi., the week following the 

induction ceremony. 

As a boy growing up in rural 
Louisiana, Hays said he could never have 
dreamed where his career would lead him. 
Hays' appointment to the Academy was 
facilitated by a benefactor, Q.T Hardtner, 
a LaSalle Parish businessman. Hays was 
employed in the butcher shop at Hardtner's 
general store in Urania when Hardtner 
noticed Hays was a good worker and a 
serious student and asked if he would like 
to attend a military academy. When the 
boy said yes, Hardtner asked which one 
Hays would like to attend. 

"I'd seen some World War II movies 
and I liked how the Navy operated, so I 
said the Naval Academy," Hays 

For years afterward, when Hays was 
home on leave, he would put on his formal 
uniform and pay a call to Hardtner. 

"I'm sorry he's not alive today," Hays 
said. "I know he'd be proud of this." 

Hays served 38 years in the Navy as a 
naval aviator, flying more than 160 combat 
missions in Vietnam. He graduated in 1950 
and was winged as a naval aviator in 1952. 
His initial assignment included 
deployments to East Asia, flying the A-1 
Skyraider from the aircraft carrier, 
Oriskany. With this background, he 
became an experimental test pilot at 
Patuxent River, Md., and later commanded 
an all-new A-6 aircraft squadron. This 
aircraft had the capability to attack heavily 
defended areas in any weather, day or 

During Vietnam, Hays led countless 
missions, mostly at night, into high-threat 
areas of North Vietnam and exhibited 
valor, courage and leadership in the face 
of intense opposition, spending four 
continuous years in the Vietnam theatre. 
After Vietnam, Hays held various 
leadership positions, including 
commanding officer of NAS Roosevelt 
Roads in Puerto Rico; commander. Aircraft 
Carrier Group Four; commander-in-chief, 
U.S. Naval Forces Europe; Vice Chief of 
Naval Operations; and, finally, 
commander-in-chief. Pacific Forces, where 
he commanded all military forces (Army, 
Navy, Air Force and Marines) located in 
the Pacific theater. 

Hays is the most decorated member 
of the Class of 1950 with three Silver Stars, 

seven Distinguished Flying Crosses, the 
Bronze Star with combat "V" and 18 Air 
Medals. He also served as chairman of the 
USS Missouri Memorial Association and 
led a four-year effort to establish USS 
Missouri near USS Arizona as a major 
Pearl Harbor Monument. 

After retiring in 1988, Hays accepted 
a position as chief executive officer of the 
Pacific International Center for High 
Technology Research and became heavily 
involved in civic and charitable 
organizations. He also joined The Parsons 
Corporation, a global engineering firm, for 
which he still works today. He currently 
chairs a board that is developing a $50 
million military aviation museum in Pearl 

A native of Urania, Hays was too 
young when he graduated high school to 
enter the Naval Academy, so he enrolled 
at Northwestern, then Louisiana Normal 
College, where he studied chemistry, 
physics and other subjects to prepare for 
the Naval Academy. He received his 
appointment and began training at the 
Academy in 1946. He was commissioned 
as an ensign in the U.S. Navy in June 1950 
and advanced through the ranks to admiral 
in 1983. 

Hays returned to Northwestern in 
1988 to be awarded an honorary Doctorate 
of Humanities. In 1990 he was inducted 
as a charter member of the Long Purple 
Line, Northwestern's Hall of Distinction 
that recognizes former NSU students 
whose career accomplishments or service 
to their fellow man have enhanced the 
university's reputation. He resides in 



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NSU alumna/faculty research receives 
Mildred Hart Bailey Research Award 

Dr. Kristine Coreil, associate professor of horn 
and theory in the Northwestern State University 
School of Creative and Performing Arts, was the 
recipient of this year's Mildred Hart Bailey Research 
Award. Criteria for the research award includes 
scholarly or creative significance; national, regional 
or local impact; originality and ingenuity of project 
design and critical recognition by experts in the field. 

Coriel has been a leader in the field of research 
and creative work of modem pieces composed for 
the natural horn, on which she performs extensively. 
The natural horn, also called the hand horn, is a 
period instrument of the 17"' and 18"' century. The 
natural horn is like a French horn without valves, in 
which the player manipulates the right hand in the 
bell to produce different pitches. 

"I've explored and performed pieces by 
contemporary composers who have written 
specifically for the natural horn," Coreil said. "In 
addition, I commissioned and collaborated with a 
piece for the natural horn and echoplex, and have 
performed that piece in Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas 
and North Carolina." The piece, entitled "Gently 
Weep," was written by composer Thomas 
Hundemer, first hornist with the Shreveport 
Symphony and an instructor of composition at 
Centenary College. 

"The echoplex is an instrument from the 1970s 
rock era that can be produced through a digital 
delay," Coreil said. "In the piece 'Gently Weep,' 1 
play the Classical era horn into a microphone, which 
then repeats the music three or four times at a delay 
of about one second. The result is that I end up 
playing a quartet with myself, basically. This piece 
and other pieces I've performed use modem avant- 
garde techniques, which are somewhat uncommon 
to experience with hearing a Classical era 

Coreil said she was pleased to be recognized 
because "it's unusual for a performing artist to 

receive this award." She has been 
working with the natural horn for 
more than four years. 

A native of Jackson, La., 
Coriel is a 1985 graduate from the 
Louisiana School for Math, 
Science and the Arts and eamed 
an undergraduate degree in music 
education at Northwestem in 1 988. 
She eamed a master of music in 
horn performance at Northwestem 
University in Evanston, 111., in 
1990 and a doctor of musical arts 
in horn performance at the 
University of Wisconsin-Madison. 
She has been on faculty at NSU 
since 1994. Coriel has presented 
juried lectures and recitals on the 
natural horn to the International 
Hom Society and the College of 
Music Society at symposia at 
institutions around the country. 

In presenting the award, NSU 
President Dr. Randall J. Webb 
noted the significance of 
bestowing the award on a recipient 

Dr. Kristine Coreil, left, is this year's recipient 
of the Mildred Hart Bailey Research Award, 
presented annually to a member of the 
Northwestern State University faculty for 
outstanding researcti or distinguished artistic 
performance. Dr. Randall J. Webb presented 
the award during the school's 18'^ annual 
Research Day. 

who received her core education 

at the Louisiana School and at Northwestem State. 

"LSMSA had a huge influence on my career," Coreil said. "I wanted to 
maintain my relationship with the school and even though I went to graduate 
schools in other places, NSU brought me back." Coreil also recognized her 
mentor and former instructor, Richard Jennings of Natchitoches, as a guiding 
influence in her career as a musician. 

Coreil was recognized during university's 18"' annual Research Day. The 
Mildred Hart Bailey Research Award is given in memory of Dr. Mildred Hart 
Bailey, who retired from Northwestern in 1989 with 25 years of service. The 
award is made for outstanding research or distinguished artistic performance 
and/or creative work substantially completed during the past three years. 
Northwestern faculty and adjunct faculty carrying a 12 semester hour course 
load are eligible for nomination. 

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Alumni Columns Summer 2005 / 5 

Campus News 

Son of 1921 graduate donates 
diploma to NSU archives 

Thomas F. Ruffin of Shreveport shared a piece 
of Northwestern State University history with the 
school by donating his father's college diploma to 
the NSU Archives. The donor's father, Trueheart 
H. Ruffin, was among the first individuals to earn a 
four-year bachelor's degree from Louisiana State 
Normal School, now Northwestern, in 1921. 

The 84 year old document is encased in a 
purple suede cover embossed in gold letters with 
the graduate's name and the date he graduated. 

"He finished at mid-term, but he had to wait till 
spring to get his diploma," Ruffin explained. There 
were only three students who graduated in 1921 
with the first four-year degrees ever awarded. 

A native of DeSoto Parish, the elder Ruffin 
started out to earn a two-year degree before serving 
in World War I. When he returned from the war, the 
four-degree program had been established. 

After receiving the diploma, TH. Ruffin lived 
In Wallace community north of Pleasant Hill and 

Tony Gustwick and Thomas Ruffin 

"would ride the train home on the caboose." For a 
short time, he taught school in Rambin community 
between Mansfield and Pleasant Hill, before moving 
to Minden, his wife's hometown, where he was 
assistant superintendent of Schools in Webster 
Parish. He eventually left teaching, moved to 
Shreveport and went into the building materials 

Northwestern has a special place in Ruffin's 
family history. The donor's mother and two aunts 
earned two-year teaching certificates from 
Northwestern. After earning her certificate, Ruffin's 
mother taught school for several years before 
becoming a full-time homemaker. 

"My father and mother were both very 
appreciative of Northwestern," Ruffin said. "They'd 
go down to see old friends, like Miss Dean Varnado, 
so as a kid, I spent a lot of time on that campus." 
One of his 'sisters attended Northwestern but 
transferred before graduation. 

In 1998, Mr. Ruffin honored his parents by 
creating the TH. and Xenia Fuller Ruffin Endowed 
Scholarship for an education major 

Honorary doctorate awarded 
at spring commencement 

Northwestern State University awarded an honorary doctorate of 
humanities to Baton Rouge businessman Daniel Lee Chase at its spring 
commencement exercises Friday, May 6. 

"Dan Chase has achieved extraordinary success in business and is noted 
throughout Louisiana for his meaningful and dedicated service to society, 
particularly in the areas of public education and drug and alcohol abuse," said 
NSU President Dr. Randall J. Webb. "Dan has also been a strong supporter of 
his alma mater and has played an important role in the success of the university." 

Chase earned a bachelor's in health and physical education and mathematics 
from Northwestern in 1957. He served as a successful coach and teacher in 
Louisiana public schools for 20 years. While teaching, he continued his pursuit 
of higher education and earned a master's in education administration at 
Northeast Louisiana University. He also completed substantial post-master's 
work toward a doctorate in education at the University of Arkansas. 

In 1969, he established an innovative plastic manufacturing company that 
became the first business in the nation to manufacture mannequins, or models 
for the taxidermy industry. He also created and marketed other innovative 
tanning procedures, products and instructional video programs that made his 
company a national leader in the taxidermy supply industry. He remains head 
of a Baton Rouge company that employs more than 100 people. 

Chase and his wife, Lilly, have been generous supporters of Northwestern. 
A four-year letterman in football, he has funded endowed scholarships in 
athletics and also provided funding for the Dan and Lilly Chase and daughters 
Marty Causey and Lisa Chase Endowed Professorship in the College of 
Education. The Chases have also opened their home to the NSU family for 
alumni, recruiting and other university functions in the Baton Rouge area. 

In addition. Chase has provided funding for substance abuse initiatives. 
He is active in organizations including the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of 
Greater Baton Rouge, the Deter Board of Baton Rouge and other groups and 
projects that address substance abuse problems. 

Chase has supported Northwestern as a member of the board of directors 
of the NSU Foundation, the NSU Alumni Association, NSU Athletic Association 
and the Graduate "N" Club. He was inducted into the NSU Hall of Distinction, 
the Long Purple Line, the university's highest honor for alumni. Dan and Lilly 
Chase are campaign co-chairs of Northwestern 's "For a Brighter Tomorrow" 
Capital Campaign. He also holds leadership positions in other local, state and 
national professional and civic organizations. 

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Demons' Mark Duper among 
2005 La. Sports Hall inductees 

Former Northwestern track All- 
American Mark Duper, who became 
an All-Pro football 
star with the Miami 
Dolphins, joins LSU 
women's basketball 
coaching legend Sue 
Gunter, five-time 
major league baseball 
All-Star Albert Belle, 
and LSU basketball 
great Rudy Macklin 
among eight sports 
heroes who were 
inducted June 25 at 
Prather Coliseum in 
the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. 

Duper, born in Pineville and 
raised in Moreauville, was a two- 
time All-America sprinter at 
Northwestern who ran the anchor 
leg on the Demons' 1981 NCAA 
Division I national champion 4x 1 00 
meter relay team. Duper utilized that 
speed as he combined with Pro 
Football Hall of Fame 2005 inductee 
Dan Marino to become one of the 
most productive pass-catch tandems 
in NFL history. In 1 1 seasons with 
the Miami Dolphins, Duper had 59 
touchdown catches and made three 
Pro Bowls. 

Duper was inducted into the 
Dolphins' Honor Roll during a 2003 
Monday Night Football game. He 
was a two-lime NCAA Division I 
AU-American as a sprinter at 
Northwestern, running the anchor 
leg on the Demons' 1981 NCAA 
champion 4 x 100-meter relay team 
that also included Louisiana Sports 
Hall of Famer Joe Delaney. Delaney 

persuaded Duper, who didn't play 
prep football, to give football a try 
before his junior 

Despite very 
modest college stats 
in an offense featuring 
Delaney and 

Louisiana Sports Hall 
of Fame quarterback 
Bobby Hebert, Duper 
was a second-round 
NFL Draft pick in 
1 982 and exploded on 
the pro football scene 
with the arrival of QB 
Dan Marino. Duper played in 146 
regular-season games with Miami, 
catching 5 1 1 passes for 8.869 yards 
(17.7 career average) and 59 TDs. 

He averaged better than 16 
yards a catch in seven of his 1 1 
seasons. He also caught at least 50 
passes five times and went over the 
1,000-yard mark in receiving four 
times - finishing with 1,313 yards 
in 1986 and 1,306 yards in 1984. He 
also had a career-high 7 1 receptions 
in 1984. 

He is first on Miami's all-time 
list for receiving yards, second in 
receptions and third in receiving 
TDs. He owns the Dolphins' all-time 
mark for 100-yard receiving games 
(28), the single-season record (eight 
in 1 986) and the single-game record 
for receiving yards (2 1 7 vs. N.Y. Jets 
in 1 985 ). Marino and Duper are tied 
for eighth all-time in NFL history 
among QB-WR scoring 
combinations (55 TDs). 

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Alumnus Clarence Culbert Jr. 
named to NSU ROTC Hall 

Col. Clarence Culbert Jr., has been inducted into 
the Northwestern State University ROTC Hall of Fame. 
Culbert is The Pentagon's director of information 
operations. Office of the Chief, Army Reserves. 

A native of Alexandria, Culbert earned a degree in 
mathematics at NSU with a minor in military science and 
was remembered "as a very good student" by Dr. Austin 
Temple, dean of the College of Science and Technology. 
Culbert graduated from NSU in 1977 and was 
commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Air Defense 
Artillery Corps. He has served 28 years in the Active 
Army and Army Reserves and will retire this fall. 

Culbert was guest speaker and unveiled his portrait 
during the annual Military Ball, sponsored by the 
Department of Military Science. The portrait will be hung 
in the Noe Armory on the NSU campus. Culbert was 
accompanied to the event by his father, Clarence Culbert 
Sr. of Alexandria, a veteran of World War II and the Korean 
Conflict. Culbert's wife, Jane Powdrell-Culbert, is a state 
representative in New Mexico. 

"Col. Culbert used his military and civilian 
experiences to encourage the cadets in their future 
endeavors," said LTC Teresa Galgano, head of the 
Department of Military Science. "His words of wisdom 
touched on keeping an open mind, loyalty, their 
responsibilities and their choices. He has genuine 
concern for the program and the future cadets and looks 
for opportunities to mentor young people." 

Visiting with NSU cadets during the induction, 
Culbert "offered them advice and guidance on how to 
become better officers," he said. 

"I have a history of helping others because of others 
who mentored me. That's my way of giving back," Culbert 
said. "You must be honest with people and help them 
along because we are interdependent, not independent." 

Inductees into the NSU ROTC Hall of Fame must 
have done one of the following: attained the rank of 
colonel while serving on active duty, been awarded the 
Medal of Honor, been appointed to an office of 
prominence in national or state government or been 
recognized and recommended by the president of the 
university for outstanding service. 

Col. Clarence Culbert Jr, right, unveiled a portrait of himself 
that will hang in the NSU ROTC Hall of Fame. At left is LTC 
Teresa Galgano, head of NSU's Department of Military Science. 


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Alumni News 

^Alumni "" 

Kilgore Recruiting and 
Alumni Reception 

L Tommy (74) and Sarah Maines 

(74) attended the Kilgore Recruiting 

and Alumni Reception. 







Steve ("51) and Babe Cole, Roger ('65) and Sarah Lockridge, and 
Susan and Carroll Long ('67, '70) caught up on old times at the Kilgore 
Recruiting and Alumni Reception. 

87) and Terri ("89, '03) 

Carpenter hosted the 

Alexandria Recruiting 

Reception for perspective 

Northwestern students. 

Recruiting Reception 

Keith (74) and Julie 
Bergeron ('76) welcomed 
aspiring Northwestern 
students into their home 
for the Shreveport 
Recruiting Reception. 

Recruiting Reception 

Friends of NSU Martha and Perry 
Martin hosted a recruiting 
reception in Natchitoches for 
potential students. 

Leesville Recruiting and 
Alumni Reception 

Martha Hooper Koury ("97, '03) and 
Matt ('95) Koury brought their 
daughter future NSU student Mackie 
to the Leesville recruiting and alumni 

Ruston Recruiting Reception 

Lenn (75) and Danny Prince 
opened their home for the Ruston 
Recruiting and Alumni Reception. 

Tommy ('69) and Cindy ("69) 
Chester caught up with old 
friends at the Ruston Recruiting 
and Alumni Reception. 

Ruth and 

Dudley ('52) 

Morrison met 

with other 

alumni and 

potential NSU 

students in 


Gene ("63) and Martha (70) 

Koury hosted the annual Leesville 

recruiting and alumni reception. 

Shreveport Alumni Receptio 

Pesky ("72) and Carol (71) I 
caught up with NSU friends during 
the Shreveport alumni reception. 

Joe Schelette ("69) visited with 
Dean ("56) and Myrtle Clark 
during the alumni gathering at ^^ 
_ Savoi^s in Shreveport. ?m\ 

Lenn Prince ('75), Thomas Stewart ('38) and Earvin 
Rylland ('50) mingled during the Ruston Recruiting and 
Alumni Reception. 

Sibley enjoyed Savoie's 
catering at the Shreveport 
alumni gathering. M 

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New Orleans Alumni Gathering 

Tary'Gaudet (72), Charles PwB^^nny (73) and Patty (73 & 78) 
Hrapmann. Randy (78) and Ginger ('86) Wiggins and Becky (71) and 
Larry (71 & "95) DeBlieux gathered in New Orleans at Barecca's. 

Many Recruiting/Alumni Reception 

Charles (77) and Julie C. 

Dowden (76) enjoyed crawfish 

dunng the annual Dallas area f < 

alumni gathering. ^ 

Hosts Stephen (04) and Mary Beth Scott ("03) Van Sickle and Virginia 
(73 & 75) and Don Burkett (74) and their son Caleb at the Many 
recnjiting and alumni reception. 

Bob and Gloria (74) Hewlett visited with Carolyn and Bill ('49) Brister at 
the Dallas area crawfish boil. 


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Alumni News 


Family establishes 
scholarship for Baptist 

A Natchitoches couple has 
established a scholarship through 
the Louisiana Baptist Foundation 
to benefit a student at Northwestern State 

The Rev. Doyle and Barbara Bailey 
Family Scholarship is endowed to the 
Northwestern State University Foundation 
in the amount of $ 1 ,200 per year for a third 
year student. Recipients are selected by 
the NSU Foundation in association with 
the Baptist Collegiate Ministry at 

Recipients can receive the scholarship 
for up to two years and must maintain a 
3.0 grade point average. Applicants must 
be recommended by the director of the 
Baptist Collegiate Ministry. First 
preference will be given to a student 
affiliated with a Baptist church. 

"Education is important to my 
family," Rev. Bailey said. "My parents did 
not finish high school but it was important 
to them that I get the best education 
possible. They sacrificed and worked hard 
to help make this happen." This 
scholarship recognizes those sacrifices and 
is a tribute to the faith community that 
helped them, Rev Bailey said. 

The Rev. and Mrs. Bailey were 
missionaries to Argentina for several years 
before returning to Louisiana. Rev. Bailey 
taught at Louisiana College for two years 
and worked as Director of Stewardship for 
the Louisiana Baptist Convention for 20 
years. He is a trustee for the Rapides 
Foundation, an organization that works 
diligently to improve education, health and 
the arts in the central Louisiana area. 
Investing in education and well-being of 
the community is important to the Bailey 

The Rev. and Mrs. Bailey named the 
scholarship for their family to include their 
children and grandchildren. Those family 
members are Edgar and Amy Bailey Henao 
and children Ryan, Daniel, Steven and 
Allison of Suwanee, Ga. ; Jeffrey and Tina 
Bailey and daughter Meagan of Ft. Myers, 
Fla., and Denis and Beth Bailey Molina 
and children Steven Kristoff, Halden and 

Natalie of Sugar Hill, Ga. 

"Our children are all college 
graduates," Rev. Bailey said. "Barbara and 
1 were both fortunate enough to complete 
post-graduate degrees." 

Rev. Bailey said that establishing this 
scholarship gave him and his wife "the 
chance to give back because we have been 
so richly blessed by God." Their hope is 
that students "will stay in school, learn, be 
blessed and in turn bless their world," he 

Last year the Bailey's created the 
Armand and Docia Lestage LaCour 
Scholarship to benefit a Northwestern State 
University nursing student. That 
scholarship is named for Mrs. Bailey's 

Book Scholarship 
established by Natchitoches 

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Lee Waskom State University. 

Each semester, 
a student in the associate degree program 
and the bachelor's degree program will 
receive a scholarship to cover the costs of 

"I decided to set up this scholarship 
after observing the costs of textbooks for 
nursing students," said Waskom, the owner 
of Campus Corner in Natchitoches and 
Shreveport. "It is very expensive for them 
and many students are not able to qualify 
for some types of financial aid. I wanted 
to help the cream of the crop in the nursing 

The scholarship will be awarded to 
different students each semester. 

Students who wish to receive the 
scholarship must maintain a 3.2 grade point 
average in nursing and an overall 3.0 
average and be in the second clinical 
semester or higher. They must also be in 
need of financial assistance and not 
receiving other scholarships. 

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Dr. Paul Torgrimson 

Scholarship established in 
memory of former head of 
music department 

The Dr. Paul 


Scholarship for 

Excellence in Piano 

Performance has 

been endowed to the 

Northwestern State 


Foundation. The 

$500 scholarship 

will be awarded 

annually to a music student majoring in 

piano in the Department of Creative and 

Performing Arts. 

The scholarship, made possible 
through an initial donation from family 
members and former students, honors 
Torgrimson. who was a member of 
Northwestem's faculty for 35 years. 

According to Dr. Nikita Fitenko. 
assistant professor of piano, criteria for 
selection will include a student's 
achievements in piano performance, grades 
and general progress within one academic 

"We would like to commemorate the 
name of Dr. Torgrimson." Fitenko said. 
"He was an excellent musician working for 
many years here and a great friend of the 
piano program." Fitenko said he hopes the 
scholarship will challenge current piano 
students to improve and attract more piano 
students to Northwestern. 

"This is the kind of thing he'd be really 
pleased with." Torgrimson's son, Peter 
Torgrimson said. "He really had the 
teaching gene. Even after his retirement, 
he continued to teach piano lessons." 

Recipients will be selected by 
Northwestern piano faculty and 
department and approved by the NSU 
Foundation. Preference will be given to a 

junior or senior level student with financial 
need. The length of the scholarship will 
be one academic year, paid in two semester 
installments. The amount of the 
scholarship and/or the number of recipients 
may increase over time. 

"The intent of this is to make it a 
significant scholarship," Peter Torgrimson said. 

Torgrimson was a native of 
Minnesota. He graduated with a B.A. in 
music from the University of Minnesota 
in 1938 and came to NSU in 1945 after 
completing a master's degree in music 
from the Eastman School of Music at the 
University of Rochester in Rochester. N.Y. 
He completed a Doctor of Musical Arts 
(DMA) at the Eastman School of Music in 
1959. He remained at Northwestern until 
his retirement in 1980. During his career 
he advanced to Professor of Music, was 
head of the music department in the late 
1960s and became Professor Emeritus 
following his retirement. 

Torgrimson was an active private 
piano teacher throughout his career. 
Recitals at his home are fondly 
remembered by many former students and 
parents. Peter Torgrimson said. He 
continued teaching privately for many 
years after retirement, including teaching 
students at the Louisiana School for Math. 
Science and the Arts. Many of his former 
students are now music teachers around the 
country and have concert careers. 

In addition to being a teacher. Dr. 
Torgrimson established a reputation as an 
artist and was in constant demand to 
conduct workshops, direct activities and 
serve as judge, panelist and clinician. He 
was very active in the Louisiana Music 
Teachers Association. Music Teachers 
National Association and the National 
Guild of Piano Teachers. 

"He was very interested in trying to 
improve the level of piano education." 
Peter Torgrimson said. 

Pictured left to right are Carol Torgrimsom, Eva Torgrimson, Peter Torgrimson and Tony 
Gustwick, executive director NSU Foundation. 

He was a co-founder of the Louisiana 
Outdoor Drama Association (LODA). 
which commissioned the outdoor music 
drama. "Louisiana Cavalier." LODA built 
an amphitheatre at Grand Ecore and 
produced several seasons of summer 
performances beginning in 1976. For 
many years. Torgrimson was organist and 
occasional choir director at First United 
Methodist Church in Natchitoches and 
oversaw the purchase of two pipe organs 
for the church in the 1950s and 1960s. 

Torgrimson died Feb. 28, 2005, at age 86. 




A scholarship 
has been established 
at Northwestern 
State University in 
the name of former Sam Goodwin 
faculty member Gail 

Goodwin Bolton. The scholarship will 
benefit students in student personnel 
services, and was set up with a donation to 
the NSU Foundation by Bolton's son. 
former Northwestern head football coach 
Sam Goodwin. 

Bolton. 86. passed away in January. 

Bolton earned a master's degree at 
Northwestern and a doctorate at Oklahoma 
State University. She w as a faculty member 
at Northwestern from 1969 until 1984. 
developing the program in student 
personnel services, which has produced 
successful graduates who work throughout 
the country. Bolton retired from 
Northwestern as head of the student 
personnel services program. 

"I wanted to find a way to both honor 
my mother and to benefit the program that 
she was so fond of." said Goodwin. "This 
was a natural fit. Now. something will be 
there to recognize her and allow the work 
of the program to continue." 

Bolton was also active in civic and 
church affairs, serving as president of the 
Alexandria Junior League, the Matinee 
Music Club and vice chair of the Board of 
Deacons at Emmanuel Baptist Church in 

In 2001. the Alexandria YWCA 
presented her with the "Spirit of Giving 
Award" for her unselfish commitment to 
helping effectively change the lives of 
women and children. 


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Long twins establish 
scholarship for student 

Twin brothers Gerald and Carroll 
Long have contributed $ 1 0,000 to the 
Northwestern State University Foundation 
to create the Gerald and Carroll Long 
Endowed Scholarship. The scholarship 
will be awarded annually to a sophomore 
student athlete who demonstrates Christian 
principles and an attitude of integrity, 
teamwork and service. The student must 
maintain a 2.5 grade point average. 

"We look for that student who has 
Christ-like qualities in his or her personal 
life," Gerald Long said. 

"I think it would be someone active 
in their church and active in church-related 
activities on campus," Carroll Long added. 

Gerald and Carroll Long are both 
actively involved with Christian ministry 
and with Northwestern. They have close 
family ties to the university and have 
served Northwestern in numerous 

After graduating from high school in 
Winnfield, the two attended Northwestern 
on football scholarships. Gerald Long, 
who lives in Natchitoches, received his 
degree in education from Northwestern in 
1967. Carroll Long earned a bachelor's 
degree in education in 1967 and a master's 
in education in 1970. Both went to work 
as State Farm Insurance agents and both 
continued their commitment to the 

ministry, to Northwestern and to student 
athletes and coaches. 

An ordained minister, Gerald Long 
has been very active in the Fellowship of 
Christian Athletes. He retired from State 
Farm five years ago and works full-time 
with FCA, serving as a representative for 
a 1 0-parish area in north-central Louisiana. 

Gerald Long and his wife Rose are 
already benefactors of the Gerald and Rose 
Long Endowed Scholarship for Athletics, 
established in commemoration of their 25"" 
wedding anniversary. Gerald is a member 
of the NSU Athletic Association Board of 
Directors. He and his wife have hosted 
recruiting events for Northwestern and 
have worked with Alumni and 
Development to identify outstanding 
prospective students. 

Carroll Long, lives in Longview, 
Texas, and has been a state farm agent for 
more than 30 years. He is married to Susan 
B. Long and is the father of three children. 
After retirement, he plans to return to 
Natchitoches and do volunteer work at 
NSU. He has been involved with the 
Alumni Association for more than 20 years 
and serves on its Board of Directors. 

Three years ago, Carroll initiated a 
volunteer chaplains program for athletic 
teams at NSU. Carroll serves as chaplain 
for the football team, Gerald serves as 
chaplain for the baseball and men's 
basketball teams and Rose Long serves as 
chaplain for the softball and women's 
basketball teams. 

Junior broadcast journalism major Amanda Ward was the winner of the Michael 
Peter Manno Endowed Leadership/Service Award at the NSU College of Liberal Arts 
second annual Honors Banquet. The award, funded by Northwestern alumni John 
and Lynne Manno, recognizes demonstrated excellence in leadership and identifies 
students who exhibit potential to become future leaders at Northwestern. Presenting 
Ward with the $1 ,000 award is Dr. Neil Ralston, assistant professor; Dr. Steve Norton, 
chair of the Department of Journalism, Ward, John and Lynne Manno, and assistant 
professors Mary Brocato and Dr. Paula Furr. 

Both Gerald and Carroll Long worked 
through the years with other State Farm 
agents to coordinate State Farm matching 
scholarships for Northwestern students. 

"The dedication that the Long family 
has shown to Northwestern over the years 
has been immeasurable," said Dr. Chris 
Maggio, director of Alumni and 
Development at NSU. "Gerald and Carroll 
Long have given not only moral support 
to students and coaches, but have shown 
tremendous generosity in creating this 
endowed scholarship for a student athlete 
of great character." 

"When they say the final words for 
my brother and me, they'll know we bled 
purple," Carroll Long said. "What Gerald 
and I have done has been because of a great 
love for the university, the kids, the coaches 
and it's part of our commitment to 

Methodist Men establish 

The United Methodist Men of First 
United Methodist Church of 
Natchitoches have established an 
endowed scholarship through the 
Northwestern State University Foundation. 
The scholarship will be named the United 
Methodist Men Memorial Scholarship and 
will be awarded annually in the amount of 

The scholarship will be awarded in 
memory or honor of a person who has been 
a leader and Christian disciple at First 
United Methodist Church. 

"We wanted to create something for 
our congregation that would last forever," 
said Sean Hornsby, treasurer of Methodist 
Men and 2000 graduate. "Our goal is to 
name one or two people to receive this 
scholarship every year." 

Applicants must have at least a 2.0 
grade point average and must be members, 
plan to be members or regularly attend First 
United Methodist Church. Applicants who 
have already been awarded a scholarship 
can apply for a consecutive award, but will 
only be considered if there are no qualified 
first-time applicants. 

Hornsby said names are blotted out of 
the applications so the committee selection 
is based solely on needs and scholastic 
achievement. The scholarship is awarded 
without regard to race, gender, creed, color 
or age. 

Juliana Sheffield was recipient of the 
inaugural scholarship, named in memory 

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of the late Jim Phillips. Sheffield is a non- 
traditional student. 

Applications for the scholarship must 
be received by July 1 each year. The 
scholarship is funded through donations 
and other projects and may be increased, 
pending funds available. Individuals must 
apply to the NSU Foundation, which will 
forward the application to a committee of 
five members of United Methodist Men. 

Homsby said the scholarship is open 
to those who regularly attend First United 
Methodist Church because many students 
involved at First Methodist are members 
of other churches. 

United Methodist Men is an 
organization whose goal is to assist men 
in spiritual growth, provide a forum for 
fellowship among the men of the church 
and respond to outreach needs of the 

Lisa and Jason Mathews 
establish music department 

Lisa Mathews will probably never get 
away from working with instruments, 
but the kind she works with today are far 
from what she the ones she used to help 
her receive a college education. 

Mathews, a 1992 scientific inquiry 
major from the Louisiana Scholars' 
College, has a successful dental practice 
in Shreveport. Earning a spot in the Spirit 
of Northwestern Marching Band at NSU 
played a major role in helping her earn a 

Mathews, along with her husband 
Jason, also a 1992 graduate of 
Northwestern, have made a three-year 
pledge to the NSU Foundation to establish 
the Lisa and Jason Mathews Music 
Department Fund. The fund will benefit 
the music program within the Mrs. H.D. 
Sr. and Alice Estelle Dear School of 
Creative and Performing Arts. 

"Our experience at Northwestern and 
with the Spirit of Northwestern Marching 
Band was very positive," said Dr. 
Mathews, who lives in Benton. "Jason and 
I talked about giving back in a way that 
could benefit a specific department or 
cause. That was one thing that attracted us. 

"Being in the band gave me the 
opportunity to earn a scholarship and 
receive a student job through CAPA. If I 
would not have received that scholarship, 
I would not have been able to complete 
school. I feel indebted to those who 
provided me with an opportunity. We are 

NSU Foundation Scholarship Banquet 

Laura Smith (center) is the recipient of the John and 
Jason McCain Memorial Scholarship . Also shown 
are Jack McCain, Jr. (56) and Mary Beth McCain. 

Steven Wood 
(center) was awarded 
the Chris Roper 
Memorial Scholar- 
ship. Also shown are 
Richard E. Roper and 
Mary Roper. 

Tommy McClelland, 

II, 2004 graduate 

and graduate 

student, was 

awarded the FCA/ 

Janet Goodwin 

Scholarship. Sam 

Goodwin is also 


Students receiving the Martin Foundaiton Scholarship at 
the annual NSU Foundaiton Scholarship Banquet were 
(front) Katie Vickers, Kimberiy Eppler, Jessica Jones, 
Porche Rideau, (back) Josh Vickers and Kara Krouse. 
Spencer Martin also attended the banquet. 

Matthew Bunoughs was awarded the Arthur C. Watson 

Scholarship during the annual NSU Foundation Scholarship 

Banquet.Saidee Watson Newell also attended. 

glad to be able to contribute so that others 
can benefit and have the chance to have 
the wonderful career and life that we have." 

Mathews said it was important to her 
to have an extracurricular activity away 
from academics. 

"Band gave me a creative outlet," she 
said. "It also gave me an instant support 
group of 250 people. It gave me a way to 
get involved in a variety of activities." 

Scholarship established by 
Knights of Columbus Council 

Knights of Columbus Council #1357 
has made a donation to the NSU 
Foundation to establish a scholarship at 

Recipients of the scholarship should 
be an active Council member's child, 
granchild, or great-grandchild, and a 
sophomore with a grade point average of 
at least 3.0. 

Each recipient is eligible to receive the 
scholarship in subsequent semesters, but 
they will be evaluated along with other 

"The Council wants to assist a student 
as well as helping a Knight or a Knight's 
family," said Henry Maggio, Jr.. a member 
of Council #1357. "This will help keep a 
student in town and serve as a membership 
builder for our Council. Perhaps, if a male 
student receives the scholarship, they could 
someday follow in their father's footsteps 
as a member of the Knights of Columbus." 

Maggio said the Council has strong 
ties to university. Many members are NSU 
faculty and staff or support the university 
in a variety of ways. 

"This is another way that we can 
support the community," he said. "Many 
of our members are involved closely with 
the university. This way, we can support 
the university and help a member's 

Alumni Columns Summer 2005 / 13 

Class Notes/Profiles 


D^vyayinie Jfoinies 

Dwayne Jones graduated from 
Northwestern in May of 1996 with a B.S. 
in advertising design. While he was at 
NSU, Jones served as president of the 
Student Activities Board for two years, 
president of Theta Chi Fraternity, 
president of Order of Omega and worked 
on the newspaper and yearbook staffs. In 
1995 he was named Mr. NSU and Greek 
Man of the Year. His fondest memory of 
NSU is his involvement in Student 
Activities and Greek life. 

After graduation, he worked for Theta 
Chi Fraternity International Headquarters 
as leadership and education consultant and 
director of chapter operations. He has also 
worked for Morley Companies, Inc. in 
Michigan as a program coordinator. He 
then moved from Michigan to Los 
Angeles to work as the event planner and 
sales manager fur special events and group 
sales division at Universal Studios in 
Hollywood. He is currently the director 
of client services for the Los Angeles 
Convention and Visitors Bureau. He takes 
a month off every two years to work at 
the Summer or Winter Olympic Games. 
So far, he has had the opportunity to work 
for the Sydney (2000) Games, Salt Lake 
City (2002) and Athens (2004). He was 
in charge of transportation and VIP 
hospitality for 400 executives and their 

According to Jones, his two greatest 
accomplishments since graduation have 
been his move to California and his 
experiences working the Olympic Games. 
In the future, he hopes to become more 
involved in the entertainment industry. 
Most of all, his main goal is to have a great 
time and enjoy 'the journey' of life. 

Dir. Eerini-aKdette Coirdlaro' Botyidl 


Patients are priority with NSU graduate Dr. Bernadette Cordaro Boyd. 
Boyd, a family nurse practitioner who owns and runs Boyd Family Practice 
in Shreveport with her husband. Dr. Carter Boyd, says she learned many of 
her important nursing and business lessons while attending Northwestern. 

"I'm very disciplined in running my business," said Boyd. " I am able 
to work with people in all different types of settings and from different 
backgrounds, whether they are employees or the general public. Since we 
have a very mom and pop business, we are hands-on when it comes to running 
a successful business." 

Boyd began nursing with she graduated with her BSN From NSU in 
1981. She felt well prepared to work with children and worked in the only 
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in Shreveport. 

"1 enjoyed working with children and felt a need for working with 
children who were sick or critically ill," she said. "I later worked in a cystic 
fibrosis and pulmonary unit. 1 still have a big place in my heart for children 
with cystic fibrosis." 

Boyd continued working while obtaining her MSN at Northwestern. 
After finishing her Ph.D. at Texas Woman's University, she returned to NSU 
for her certification as a nurse practitioner. 

"The Family Nurse Practitioner program was very accommodating for 
non-traditional students who had children and husbands," said Boyd, who 
had already established a family. "And when I got out I was prepared to 
work with people of all ages. 

"The key to my life is having a great husband. We work together in 
running a business and caring for our family." 

The Drs. Boyd are still involved with Northwestern by fundraising 
annually for the men's basketball team. 

"The Boyds are an example of loyalty and commitment to NSU and our 
program," said Mike McConathy, head coach of men's basketball. "They 
don't ask why, just how they can help with no strings attached. If we had a 
lot more Bernadette and Carter Boyds, there's no telling how NSU could 

Boyd has much advice for future nurses. 

"Study hard, learn discipline and feel satisfied in caring for your patients," 
she said. "Learn to listen and take constructive criticism. Always, always 
put patients first in every nursing situation." 

Boyd has three children; Carter,! 1, Charlton, nine, and Lucia, five. She 
remains active in their schools, athletic and Scout activities as a coach and a 
scout leader. 

She is a volunteer for the local Children's Hospital, which is currently 
being built. She is also a member of the Shreveport and American Nursing 
Association, as well as the nursing honor society Sigma Theta Tau. She is 
also a lector at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. 

Demon fans will travel to Honolulu for Rainbow Classic 

The Northwestern State University Alumni Association and Athletic Association are sponsoring a basketball vacation 
for Demon friends and alumni who wish to attend the Rainbow Classic in Honolulu, Hawaii, Dec. 17-23. 

The package includes roundtrip air on Continental Airlines from Alexandria to Honolulu and hotel accommodations 
for five nights, including tax, at the Radisson Waikiki Prince Kuhio Hotel, one block from the beach. Also included are 
roundtrip airport/hotel transfers in Hawaii, bus transfers to and from the arena, game tickets to the Rainbow Classic Dec. 
20 and 21 and access to team practices and other team events. The cost per person (double occupancy) is $1,250. 

Reservations must be made by Aug 1 (only 10 seats remaining). A $50 deposit per passenger is required. 

For more information or a registration form, contact Charlie Vienne at (318) 357-4295 or e-mail 

Alumni Columns Summer 2005 / 14 

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Class Notes/Profiles 


Dr. Jon Gibson is 
retired professor of 
anthropology, married 
and lives in Homer. 


Ginger Ann Lewis 
Davis is a systems 
engineer senior staff 
at Lockheed Martin 
Missiles and Fire 
Control, married and 
lives in Windermere, 


John "Rick" Cleveland 
Blalock is the owner 
of Blalock Insurance 
of Plain Dealing, 
married and lives in 
Plain Dealing. 


Georganne Norwood 
Foster is a 
mamographer at 
Trinity Mother 
Frances Hospital - 
The Breast Center 
and an x-ray 
technologist at 
Presbyterian Hospital 
of Greenville. She 
lives in Lindale, 


Dana Renee English 
is a child welfare 
specialist III for La. 
Department of Social 
Services, DeSoto 
O.C.S. (Child 
Protection) and lives 
in Mansfield. 

Landry Paul Bonnette 
is a classification 
specialist at Hunt 
Reception and 
Diagnostic Center, 
married and lives in 
St. Gabriel. 


Thomas Hennigan is 
an operations manager 
for Smith Equipment 
Rental Sales, married 
and lives in Haughton. 


Dr. Lisa Stegall Adcock 
is an assistant 
professor of Pediathcs 
and Neonatology at 
Baylor College of 
Medicine and lives in 


Dr. William (Willie) Hey 
was recently 
recognized as the 
Health Education 
Professional of the 
year for the Southern 
District Amencan 
Alliance for Health, 
Physical Education, 
Recreation, and Dance 
(AAHPERD) at their 
recent conference in 
Little Rock, Ark. In 
2004, the Alabama 
State Association also 
recognized Dr. Hey for 
Health, Physical 
Education, Recreation, 
and Dance 
(ASAHPERD), as the 
Health Education of the 
Year. Dr. Hey is 
currently a Professor of 
Health Education with 
the Department of 
HPER at Jacksonville 
State University in 
Jacksonville, Ala. 


Warren Dale Strickland 
is the president & CEO 
of Trophy Estimates 
Inc., married to 
Michelle Sthckland 
('92) and lives in 
Houston, Texas. 


Sonny Tenill (Terry W. 
Jr.) is the vice 
president of human 
resources for 
Newquest, Inc., 
married and lives in 
Brentwood, Tenn. 


Andrew Roach is a 
clinical director at Birch 
Tree Communities Inc, 
married and lives in 

Sharon E. Chandler 
Wagley is a sixth grade 
teacher at Verda 
Elementary School, 
and lives in Montgomery. 

"Toby" Dillard E. 
Brazzel is an insurance 
agent for Allstate 
Insurance Co., married 
to Kayla D. Brazzel 
('92) and lives in 
Wood worth. 


Patricia Anne Lord 
Terry is a registered 
nurse at University 
Medical Center/ 
Summerlin Hospital, 
married and lives in 
Las Vegas, N.V. 

Carletta Danene 
Anthony Jones is a 
fourth and fifth grade 
language arts teacher 
at Provencal 
Elementary School, 
married and lives in 


James "Jimmy" Robert 
Miller is a medical 
representative for 
Athlon Pharmaceuti- 
cals, marhed and lives 
in Round Rock, Texas. 

In Memory 

("44) Essie Moore, Vivian, La., April 23, 2005 

Marion H. Dover, Coral Springs, Fla., Novembers, 2004 

Lucy DeSpain Furr, Shreveport, April 15, 2005 

John Rabb 

Pat Sledge 

Milt Tarver, ("66) Los Angeles 


Ramel Knapp is a 
match support 
specialist for Big 
Brothers and Big 
Sisters of Central 
Arkansas, working on 
teacher certification 
and teaching part-time 
at our Lady of the Holy 
Souls Catholic School. 
She lives in Little Rock, Ark. 

Deanna Irvin is vice 
president of SkyBridge 
Private Air, 

Robin A. Nash Arnold 
is a testing coordinator 
at LSU-Alexandria, 
married to Michael 
Arnold ('98) and lives 
in Alexandria. 


Tara Lewis is a medical 
representative for 
Merck Co. and lives in 


Heather Patton 
Richardson is married 
and lives in Tarawa 
Terrace, N.C. 

Jaime McElroy Rome 
is a loan originator at 
Standard Mortgage, 
married and lives in 
Abita Springs. 

Carrie Tomlinson is an 
executive assistant at 

Opelousas St. Landry 
Realty, married and 
lives in Opelousas. 


Brian Duval is a store- 
opening manager for 
Smoothie King 
Franchises Inc. in 
Kenner and lives in 
River Ridge. 

Brooke Nicole 
Patterson is a senior 
accountant at Trammell 
Crow Company and 
lives in Dallas, Texas. 

Marie Yvonne Johnson 
Wilson is a pre- 
kindergarten teacher at 
Forest Hill Elementary 
School, married and 
lives in Alexandria. 

Robin Marie Ramagos 
is a special education 
teacher at Cloutierville 
Elementary and Junior 
High School. She is 
also a Mary Kay 
Beauty Consultant and 
lives in Natchitoches. 


Danielle Mitchell is a 
marketing coordinator 
for Burns and 
McDonnell and lives in 

Tiffany Nicole LeGrand 
Kelly is an accounts 
payable for Vintage 

Realty Company, 
married and lives in 
DeBerry, Texas. 

Patricia Ann Eariy 
Foreman is a 
registered nurse- 
ambulatory surgery, 
married and lives in 


Bert LeBlanc III is an 
insurance agent for 
AFLAC and lives in 
Lewisville, Texas. 

Candice Diane Preble 
Selman is an office 
manager at Doug 
Selman Builders, LLC, 
married and lives in 

Terrica Wallace is a 
patient assistance 
program specialist for 
Cenia Medication 
Access Program/The 
Rapides Foundation 
and lives in Natchi- 


Alumni Columns Summer 2005 / 15 

Alumni News 

Looking bacK 

have always 
been an 
exciting part 
of student life 

In 1980, the Intramural staff decided to pump up the fun with an Intramural All-Niter. The 
event was held on a weekend in November in the PE Majors building on campus. 

Students participated in activities including bubble gum blowing, tobacco spitting, joke 
telling, pepper eating and disco dancing. They also worked together in relays and different 
forms of musical entertainment throughout the night. The not-so-athletic students had some 
fun, too, with the roommate game. The game brought up many embarrassing roommate stories. 

After a fun-filled night of Intramural activities, students began to go home around 4:30 
a.m. to catch up on many hours of lost sleep from the All-Niter. 

Li 1 


Can you guess the 
participants in the 
Intramural All-niter? If so, 
please contact the Office 
of Alumni Affairs at 
(318) 357-4414 or 
(888) 799-6486. 
The first five people to call 
with the correct answers 
will win a prize! 

Congratulations to the following people who 
knew Class of 1 955 officers Dan Carr, Jack Sharp, 
Jean Noble, Bettie Carter and Faye Johnson in the 
Spring 2005 issue: 

Ms. Juanita Penny Thorton 


DeRldder, LA 

Ms. Alcidie Thompson 
Boudreaux ('55) 
Lafayette, LA 

Mr. John Hoglan (72) 
Many, LA 

Mrs. Alice Zenter West ("55) 
Center, TX 

Mrs. Gladys Shaw 
Reynolds ("54) 
Shreveport, LA 

Mrs. Paula Babin 
Manning ("55) 
Berwick, LA 

Mr Ellace Bruce Jr. ('55) 
Hot Springs VIg, AR 

Naomi Meadows Cowgill 
Springfield, VA 

Alumni Columns Summer 2005 / 16 

Alumni Information Update 

Please fill this page out as completely as possible. We are constantly revising our records and your information 
updates are vital to making the system work. The information from this form is also used for entries in the 
"Class Notes" section. Please make a copy of this page and give it to any NSU graduate who may not be on our 
list. We can't keep in touch with you if we can't find you! Thank you. 



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Class of 1955 gathers for Golden Jubilee 

1st Row, L to R: Ms. Pat Murphy Windham, Mr. Kirby Dean Ryland, Mr. Walter Clarence Hughes, Mr. Wiley Joseph Champagne, Mr. Bobby L. Leach, Mr. Kerry L. 

Durr, Mr. Doyle Wayne Durr, Ms. Jane Claborn Purser, Ms. Willie Ethel Morris Boydstun. 
2nd Row, L to R: Ms. Virginia McDonnell Lynch, Ms. Rose F. Holloway, Dr. John A. Manning, III, Ms. Paula Babin Manning, Mr. Charles Albert Tassin, Sr., Ms. Irene 

Long Marker, Dr. Dan B. Carr, Mr. Ead Thomas Haynes, Ms. Carolyn Adams Barron, Ms. Nadine Ashley Marsee. 
3rd Row, L to R: Ms. Patricia Givens Butler, Mr. Jimmie G. Kinnison, Dr. B. L. "Buddy" Shaw, Ms. Anita Worsham Brown, Ms. Blanchie Lee Lewis Morrison, Ms. 

Francyse Jowers Parker, Ms. Anita Pauline Sigler Tarasiewicz, Dr. Robert Hugh Pender, Ms. Jane Bush Watson, Ms. Nancy Kimbrell Kerce, Ms. Marilyn Motter 

4th Row, L to R: Ms. Mary McDuffie Brown, Ms. Jean Noble Warren, Ms. Juanita Durrett Faircloth, Ms. Alice Zenter West, Ms. Jerry Carolyn Wilson Smith, Mr. Louis 

Marion Smith, Ms. Maribel Stewart Ellender, Mr. Grover Stewart, Ms. Alcidie "Dee" Thompson Boudreaux, Ms. Kathryn Wright Littlepage. 
5th Row, L to R: Mr. Tornmy R. West, Dr. Ben B. Singletary, BG(Ret) Curtis F, Hoglan, Ms. Billie Fincher Lock, Dr. John Wanzer Drane, Ms. Anne Torrans, Ms. Nell 

Morgan Ba^er, Ms. Helen Young Derbonne, Mr. Leroy E. Gillan. 

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